Scandinavia, Travel Tips

Are you popular on Facebook? Then you can stay for free at this luxury Hotel in Stockholm

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Being popular on Facebook has its perks – but you probably never assumed that it may help you stay for free at one of the most chic hotels in Sweden’s capital. The owners of the hotel have decided to use the powers of social media, so if you have 100,000 followers on instagram, 2,000 facebook friends or 100,000 page fans then you can stay for free at the Nordic Light hotel. Of course, you have to…

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Architecture and art, North America

Urban Art at its finest: Chrome Dog Spray Paint Mural in Miami

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It’s nice to visit the famous sight and hang out in the cool places, but every once in a while, all you need in your travels is a good mural; at least that’s how I feel sometimes. This work of art by Puerto Rican street artist Bikismo for the RAW Project at Jose de Diego Middle School for Art Basel Miami is simply mind blowing! The entire thing is 100% spray paint and it took him only…

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Architecture and art, North America

AMAZEing – Labyrinth of light takes over downtown Toronto

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I’m a big fan of urban art projects, and I’m a bit ashamed to say I just now found about about AMAZE. As part of the one-day outdoor art festival Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, design and research labUNSTABLE installed AMAZE, a 3,230-square-foot 3D labyrinth of light and shadow. Unfortunately, the whole thing lasted for only one day – 3 October. I know, I’m a slowpoke. But it was pretty surprising that they installed this complex thing,…

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Architecture and art, Western Europe

Sleek design of Munich’s subway

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OK, I’m officially declaring this week. After I shared with you the imposing beauty of the Moscow underground and the artistic metro of Stockholm, it’s time for a change of style: let’s take a look at the sleek design of Munich’s subway. The U-Bahn, as the subway is called in Germany, stands for Untergrundbahn or “underground railway“. The Munich U-Bahn began operation in 1971, pretty late compared to other large European cities. The Munich U-Bahn system…

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Architecture and art, Mediterranean

The Interesting Story of the Stairs from the Tower of Pisa

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We all know the story of the leaning Tower of Pisa – its remarkable architecture, rich history, and of course, its tilt. But this is not an article about the Tower of Pisa, you can read thousands of those on the internet. This is a story of some stairs from the tower – here’s what 500 years of walking up the marble stairs did to them. Marble is not a very sturdy construction rock, and all…

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Architecture and art, Scandinavia

The World’s Longest Art Gallery: The Artistic Stockholm Metro

Image via Twisted Sifter.

A few days ago we were telling you about the amazingly beautiful metro in Moscow, but now it’s time for something different. As you’d expect, Stockholm is not a city where traditional art thrives – the Swedes love their modern art, and this is visible in many subway stations in their capital. The first line of the Stockholm metro opened in 1950, and today the system has 100 stations in use, of which 47 are underground…

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Americas, Architecture and art

Live out your Fairytale Fantasy in this Dreamy Airbnb Treehouse in Atlanta

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In case you’re not familiar with Airbnb, they offer a lot of unique and inspiring places to stay, but this dreamy treehouse is simply the cherry on the cake. The treehouse consists of 3 separate rooms, each connected by rope-bridges. Located in Atlanta, the Secluded Intown Treehouse comprises three rustic cabins connected by suspended rope bridges and decorated with twinkling fairy lights. The construction is also very eco-friendly, being built from recovered materials – like all treehouses…

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Americas, Food

First Vegan Butcher Shop to open in Minneapolis

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As many of our friends know, traveling when you’re a vegetarian can be quite a challenge. It gets so stressing and frustrating at times that you actually view good vegetarian restaurant as touristic attractions; and as far as awesome vegetarian restaurants go, it doesn’t get any better than this! Two siblings, Aubry and Kale Walch have spent the last several years perfecting The Herbivorous Butcher’s deliciously deceiving meat-free meats. Aubry has been a vegetarian for 18…

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Architecture and art, Eastern Europe, Europe

The Amazingly Beautiful Metro Stations in Moscow

Dostoyevskaya. The construction of the station started in the 1990s though soon the station was conserved due to insufficient funding. The construction process resumed only in 2007 and the station became functional in the Summer of 2010. A special station for literary fans,  K is named after the famous author, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, and displays several striking murals depicting scenes from his most famous works such as Crime and Punishment and The Idiot.

1. Kiyevskaya Metro Station Moscow is an amazing city which should definitely be on the top of your ‘To Visit’ cities; but while many know about the attractions in Moscow, not so many are aware that the Russian capital has some of the most beautiful metro stations in the world. 2. Mayakovskaya Metro Station The subway is the brainchild of the tsars, but it was only built by Stalin, whose idea to make the city’s metro…

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Eastern Europe, Photography, Sightseeing

Off the beaten path – a portrait of Romania in photos

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Because there are so many wondrous places this country hides, we’ve decided to show you the beauty of it, in a way that requires no words to describe its magnificence. Rodnei Mountains Omu Peak Statue of Decebalus Apuseni Mountains Brașov County Sighișoara Bâlea Lake Scărișoara Cave The Black Sea Transfăgărășan ……

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